Monday, July 26, 2010

Lookin' For Johnny Reb

I've been asked to have a show of Civil War art next year here in Newnan. I rarely do a painting like this unless it's a commission...takes too much time to research and paint unless I know for sure there's a paycheck coming. So, I've decided to do a few and borrow a few and hopefully, come up with a decent amount of works. This is one that I've wanted to do for some time. The idea is that the sole survivor of a group of confederate soldiers is behind enemy lines and is being hunted. The end may be near but he's not going down without a fight. With his Colt cocked and ready and his Bowie knife drawn, he's ready for the approaching enemy. progress.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Julie and Julia Remix

A friend sent this still from the movie Julie and Julia showing the Yuchi-town poster (I did the painting). I posted about this last year when the movie was coming out. It's now available for rental or purchase...good flick if you didn't get to see it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Web Site

I've been working on a new website...still have a ways to go. Some older work some newer work. Linked here is the fine art section...paintings and drawings done for galleries, for sale or personal works. I'm also working on a new site for interpretive art and portraits. More on that later. (or click on the link to the right Martin Pate Fine Art)

Monday, July 12, 2010


A class member said it right when she said this pose had "attitude". It did and I hoped to capture a bit of it in the drawing. Has a real "fashion model" look to it. Great job posing by Erin H the middle of a torrential storm. Fortunately the power stayed on..we had light and we had the Beatles on CD. "I drew her standing there" could also work as a title...maybe??
15 minutes, conte and pastel